76ers at Rockets: Wednesday’s lineups, injury reports and broadcast info

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The Philadelphia 76ers have the top record in the Eastern Conference. The Rockets own the NBA’s worst record. In Wednesday’s apparent mismatch, Daryl Morey’s new team visits Houston’s Toyota Center, where he was previously the general manager for 13 seasons.

Led by All-Star center and MVP candidate Joel Embiid, the Sixers enter on a five-game winning streak and with a one-game lead in the race for home-court advantage throughout the East playoffs. The Rockets, on the other hand, lost back-to-back games over the weekend in blowouts.

Here’s when you should tune in to see Wednesday’s game:

  • Date: Wednesday, May 5

  • Time: 7 p.m. Central

  • TV Channel: AT&T SportsNet Southwest

  • Live stream: fuboTV (watch for free in Houston markets)

Probable starting lineups

Houston Rockets (16-49)

  • Guard: Kevin Porter Jr.

  • Guard: Avery Bradley

  • Forward: Jae’Sean Tate

  • Forward: Kelly Olynyk

  • Center: Christian Wood

Philadelphia 76ers (44-21)

  • Guard: Ben Simmons

  • Guard: Seth Curry

  • Forward: Danny Green

  • Forward: Tobias Harris

  • Center: Joel Embiid

As usual in an injury plagued 2020-21 season, the Rockets will be quite short-handed. For Wednesday’s game, John Wall (right hamstring), Sterling Brown (left knee), Dante Exum (right calf), Eric Gordon (right groin), David Nwaba (right wrist), and DJ Wilson (health and safety protocols) are all listed as out. Meanwhile, Danuel House Jr. (right ankle) is doubtful, and DJ Augustin (left ankle) is questionable.

While starting center Christian Wood was not listed on the injury report as of Tuesday afternoon, he indicated after Sunday’s loss that his status was in doubt due to lingering right quad and ankle injuries. Head coach Stephen Silas said following Tuesday’s practice that Wood’s status for the matchup with Philadelphia would be decided on gameday.

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The 76ers are much healthier by comparison, listing only Furkan Korkmaz (out, right ankle sprain) on their injury report for Wednesday.

Note: This post first appeared on Rockets Wire. Follow us on Facebook!

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